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68th MSSA Senate
October 18, 2000 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 4:03 P.M. by Speaker Andy Welti

Roll Call (present-absent-proxy)

Senators Present
Lori Fick 1-0-0. Joe Muggli 1-0-0. Rhys Gaffer 1-0-0. Samuel Eddy Ankrah 1-0-0, Matt Lairmore 5-4-0 Derek Short 6-3-0, Courtney Powell 8-1-0, Nayoki Cormier 7-2-0, Christina Ische 8-1-0, Eric Kroiss 6-2-1 Jack Rector 9-0-0, Michael Groenewold 9-0-0, Zach Biesanz 7-2-0, Stacy Wiech 8-0-1, Karly Klein 9-0-0, Mikel Akers 9-0-0, Ian Radtke 9-0-0, Craig Shub 7-2-0, Amy Bicek 6-2-1, Roger White Owl 7-2-0
Senators Absent
Paul Menne 0-1-0. Tonya Hebeler 0-1-0, Md Mosharof Hossain 0-1-0, Yolanda Buchanan 2-6-1
Officers Present
Vice President Tim Huebsch
Officers Absent
President Chris Boyce

Installation of New Senators
College of Business- Lori Fick, Off-Campus-Joe Muggli. Off-Campus-Rhys Gaffer, Off-Campus-Samuel Eddy Ankrah, not present College of Business Paul Menne, SET-Tonya Hebeler, MdMosharof Hossasin

Approval of Minutes 10/11/00 Minutes approved

Officer Reports

Vice President Tim Huebsch
Please remind students that if they have had landlord difficulties to come to the office so we can have documentation. Debates today-Senate and representatives from District 24. Students came and stayed the entire two hours.
MSUSA coming up in Nov. 3-5.
We have been given a new computer from Apple . We will now be getting a PC.
Senator Kroiss-Where does the money come from for this equipment?
Vice President Huebsch-This comes out of the senate appropriated budget from SAC
Senator Kroiss-Who gets to use this equipment?
Vice President Huebsch-Any student that walks in our office.
President Huebsch-We have a camera on loan from Apple. We did the parade and forum. We will look at the format to put this in to add to a site on campus.

Speaker Andy Welti
Recognized Student Organizations
Initial Recognition
Feminists Under Construction (Formerly Women's Studies Student Org)
Run-off elections tomorrow Thursday, Oct 19. 10-2. Social & Behavioral Science seat and Crawford Senator seat.

Coordinator Reports

Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Rhys Gaffer
Would like to see stronger presence of senate members downstairs on Tuesdays, Wed. and Thursdays. We will be encouraging people to vote. Informing them of tenant rights, transportation, voting. Just letting people know we are there for them. We need help staffing table so that students know that we are around and that we are accessible to them. Good opportunity for senators to get in their two hour senate time commitment. Sign up in office.

Committee Reports

SAC-Amy Bicek
SAC Recommendations
SAC recommendation 10.18.00A
Student Allocation Committee recommends that $150 be allocated to the Anthropology Student Association to help fund three students and four faculty members to attend the 99th Annual American Anthropology Associations Fall Conference in San Francisco, CA. November 15-19, 2000.
Motion approved

SAC Recommendation 10.18.00B
Student Allocation Committee recommends that $1150 be allocated to the Cheerleading/Spirit Team for new uniforms for the girls hockey team. The team has grown considerably this year and there are not enough uniforms for everyone.
Senator Groenewold-What are uniforms for hockey?
SAC Bicek-Their are regular uniforms.
Senator Gaffer-How many cheerleaders do they have?
SAC -Amy Bicek-They have had a considerable jump in numbers. They are Division I now so they should have matching quality uniforms.
Senator Kroiss-Cheerleading gets about $10,000, why can't they figure this into their budget.
SAC Bicek-They did not know how many people they would have on their team.
Senator Ische-Move to approve.
Senator Kroiss-Why can line items ask for money for uniforms and RSO's can not.
Vice President Huebsch-Line items fall under a different process then do RSOs. There is a difference in how things can be asked for in regard to travel etc.
Senator Biesanz-Will these uniforms be used only for Hockey or for other sports as well?
Motion passes

SAC Recommendation 10.18.00C
Student Allocation Committee recommends that $3750 be allocated to Intercollegiate Activities for upgrading the men's cross country/track uniforms. This is a one-time request. Cross county/track is the last team to receive uniforms with the name change. In the past SAC/Senate has funded these requests. Intercollegiate Athletics will be responsible for funding for replacements and repairs in the future.
Senator Groenewold-Move to approve.
Motion passes

Legislative Affairs-Derek Short
Candidate forum/debate held today. Many students were there. It went well. Students can still register at the polls. Get people interested in voting. It is important that we vote on campus.


Speaker Welti-Met with President and Director of International Exchange Office of Helsinki, Finland regarding building a partnership with a school in Finland. There are really neat programs out there. It is great that we are building international partnerships. We talked about quality of life on campus. They felt we did a great job.
Senator Bicek-(see written report) Thank you for everyone that helped with Tenant Forum. Public Hearing for Mass Transit will be held Nov. 6. 3:00 P.M. Ostrander Auditorium There is discussion of eliminating Mass Transportation. We need to do research to prevent this from happening. Let your friends know. We need students at that meeting. 3:00 PM Ostrander. We can not lose Public Transportation. Hearing will be held by Rich Wheeler and Loren Evert from Heartland Express.
Senator Short-Last Monday we met with people from Student Events Team regarding speaker on campus. We have a good opportunity for a world class speaker on campus.
Senator Lairamore-I was informed of a sexual assault on campus, why have we not heard about this?
Senator Groenewold-Because they have not been reported to security.
Senator Gaffer-Meeting tonight at City Council regarding DM&E
. Senator Kroiss-Last week the Aviation Club landed a plane on campus. Also about 60 members were sent to New Orleans. They also took second place in St. Cloud at the Regional Conf.
Senator White Owl-Congratulate new senators. American Indian Awareness Week is in full swing. Movie tonight, Naturally Native, also speaker tomorrow dealing with governmental issues. Friday-Folk singer. - Angela White Owl-Anne Dunn and daughter Anne Humphrey-story telling team.
Senator Biesanz-Tonight at 8:45 Hate Crime vigil. Tomorrow night-Radio Club. Will be broadcasting over the web shortly.
Senator Groenewold-SAC meets tomorrow, encourage you to attend
Senator Bicek-SAC will not be meeting tomorrow.
Vice President Huebsch-Thank you for coming-new senators stop and look at committees.
Senator Kroiss-Used the Wireless-verycool, I recommend it.

Roll Call

Senators Present
Christina Ische, Michael Groenewold, Lori Fick, Zach Biesanz, Eric Kroiss, Nayoki Cormier, Jack Rector, Craig Shub, Courney Powell, Stacy Wiech, Karly Klein, Mikel Akers, Amy Bicek, Samuel Eddy Ankrah, Derek Short, Matt Lairmore, Joe Muggle, Ian Radtke, Roger White Owl, Christopher Rhys Gaffer
Senators Absent
Yolanda Buchanan, Paul Menne, Tonya Hebeler, MdMosharof Hossain
Executive Staff Present
Vice President Tim Huebsch
Executive Staff Absent
President Chris Boyce
Coordinators Present
Legislative Affairs -Stacy Wiech, InterGovernmental Relations Rhys Gaffer

Adjournment 4:45 PM